Dr Khairudin Aljunied

“An incredibly useful resource for scholars working on Southeast Asia…”

– CHOICE Magazine, 2018

dr khairudin aljunied

About Me

Dr Khairudin Aljunied is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore (NUS). He received his BA and MA in History from the National University of Singapore in 2003 and completed his doctorate at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London in 2008. Dr Khairudin has studied and conducted research in countries such as Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

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Dr Khairudin’s Works

Muslim Cosmopolitanism

In his book, Muslim Cosmopolitanism: Southeast Asian Islam in Comparative Perspective, Dr Khairudin investigates the complex ways by which cosmopolitan ideals have been creatively employed and carefully adapted by Muslim individuals, societies and institutions in Southeast Asia to bring about the necessary contexts for mutual tolerance and shared respect between and within different groups, particularly between religious groups in society.

Islam in Malaysia

His latest book is entitled Islam in Malaysia: An Entwined History which provides the first ever seamless account of the thousand year old infusion of Islam in Malaysia, the lively interactions and exchanges between Muslims and non Muslims in the country.


He has published articles in reputable journals such as Journal of History of Ideas (University of Pennsylvania Press), History of Religions (Chicago University Press), The Public Historian(University of California Press), Indonesia (Cornell University Press), History Workshop Journal(Oxford University Press), Journal of Southeast Asian Studies (Cambridge University Press), Journal of Social History (Oxford University Press), Journal of Historical Sociology (Wiley-Blackwell), Critical Asian Studies (Routledge), and Social History (Routledge), among others.

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Khairudin Aljunied guides young scholars, aspiring academics and writers to excel in their study of the history of Muslim societies.